A group of parishioners from the Pukekohe Parish and parents from St Joseph’s Primary School meet and discuss the possibility of a Catholic College. A Steering Committee is formed.
The decision of the Ignatian charism for the College is made. The Steering Committee travel to Australia and receive the support of the Society of Jesus.
Under the leadership of His Grace Bishop Patrick Dunn D.D., the Auckland Diocese purchases 62 acres in Burtt Rd, Drury.
The College Name of ‘St Ignatius of Loyola Catholic College’ is accepted by the Bishop of Auckland, His Grace Bishop Patrick Dunn D.D. and the Provincial of the Society of Jesus for Australia and New Zealand Very Rev Fr. Stephen Curtin S.J.
The college is approved by the Minister of Education.
An establishment Board, including long-standing members of the Steering Committee who have been present since the first meeting in 1997 is formed to begin setting up the college